Are there any requirements for using Thinka in my home?
Thinka requires an existing KNX installation in your home, an available ethernet port and a mains socket. An ETS4 or ETS5 project file is required to start the configuration process. You will need a modern browser to go through the setup process, IE 11, Safari and Chrome are supported. The setup process is optimized for PC, Mac and tablets. To use voice control you will need a Amazon Echo or an iPhone, iPad or HomePod.
How do I install my Thinka?
Thinka is meant to be installed in your meter box on a DIN rail. A professional KNX system integrator should be able to do this. We have a video showing the installation, see our video channel.
Can the Thinka be connected via Twisted Pair or an IP Gateway?
Both. In the video above we showed a connection to the KNX bus via TP, but you can also configure an IP Gateway in the setup of the Thinka.
How do I provide power to the Thinka?
You can use the supplied power supply or use the screw terminals. The screw terminals support 12-32V DC. Mind that the Thinka requires 12 Watt, so the KNX bus power is not sufficient as it provides around 320mA over 30V (less than 10 W) and it needs to power more than just your Thinka.
Do I have to program the Thinka in ETS?
No. Just install and go through the installation via https://setup.thinka.eu
Wait a minute, is the installation done in the cloud?
No, the https://setup.thinka.eu just helps you find your Thinka on your local network, where all installation is done.
What do the colours of the LED on the Thinka mean?
When the Thinka is starting up the LED is constant red. After starting up your Thinka will look for updates while the LED flashes red. When ready your Thinka's LED should be constant green. Sometimes a Thinka will restart after receiving an update, and power off the LED for a short while. In some cases even twice. If your Thinka is blinking green, it means it needs attention, most probably it has lost some connection.
How do I reboot my Thinka?
The thinka can be rebooted by pressing and holding the button on the front next to Thinka logo until the LED flashes orange, releasing it and pressing to button once shortly.
How do I factory reset my Thinka?
The thinka can be factory reset by pressing the button on the front next to Thinka logo until it flashes orange, releasing it and holding the button again until the LED turns off.